Themes in Explanation Myths
Updated: 8/30/2018
Themes in Explanation Myths
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Greek Mythology - Explanation Stories

Lesson Plans by Anna Warfield

Mythologies of many different cultures all seek to explain various natural phenomena with a story. Greek myths often attempt to explain the reason for hard to understand concepts like what happens after death, why it rains, or why people with extraordinary talents exist. They are often tools to teach moral or social lessons, explaining what might happen should you deviate from the right path.




Greek Mythology: Explanation Stories

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Greek mythology theme - explanation myths

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  • Apollo chased after the nymph Daphne, but she did not love him. Artemis turned her into a tree so Apollo could not have her.
  • Arachne boasted about her weaving abilities, saying she was greater than even Athena. After a contest, Athena turned her into a spider.
  • Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection and ignored all else. At his death, Narcissus became a flower that turned down to water.
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